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October 2008: October News

Hello Corset Makers! Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween,

Pardon the lateness of this months newsletter, I’ve been a bit under
the weather. We have a few new products that came in so I will list
those and re-post the previous ones. To add to the new items I am
really excited about carrying a new Laughing Moon pattern, please
check it out. Our clearance items are the same and I shall re-post
those as well. Please keep in mind that we would love your feedback
and photographs of our products that you have created. It is
definitely great when I open the email throughout the day and we
receive pictures on what you’ve put so much effort into and you
feedback, please remember all feedback is good and it will help me
figure out what my next project will be for next month so we can all
learn together. Also don’t forget that if you want something that we
do not currently carry please send an email to supplies@… and we
will do our best to start carrying it for you!

** NEW ITEMS ** Check out our new items with this direct link@

RECONSTRUCTING HISTORY: Patterns for Historical Clothing
Late Elizabethan Paires of Bodys(Corsets)
These Late Elizabethan corsets are based on two English examples, one
with a laced front closure and the other with a laced back closure.
Each have all suggested and required fabrics, notions, embellishments
and yardage.

RECONSTRUCTING HISTORY: Patterns for Historical Clothing
1670’s – 1720’s Stays(Corsets)
Late 17th century corsets based upon two English examples, one with a
laced back closure and the other with a laced front closure. Depending
on the patterns they hold the option of a busk and sleeves. Each
contain all suggested and required fabrics, embellishments, notions
and yardage.

RECONSTRUCTION HISTORY: Patterns for Historical Clothing
1740’s – 90’s Stays(Corsets)
These Mid- to Late 18th century corsets feature laced back closures
with the possibility of front lacing or even a busk if you are caught
in the moment of the shear joy of corset making as some of us often
are. Each contain all suggested and required fabrics, notions,
instructions, yardage and embellishments.

RECONSTRUCTING HISTORY: Patterns for Historical Clothing
1008’s Stays(Corsets)
Early 19th century corset patterns are high-waisted with a laced back
and front closure. Contains all suggested and required instructions,
notions, fabrics, yardage and embellishments.

Patternmaking for Fashion Design 4th Edition
Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional
illustrations, and clear instructions, this hallmark
book offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations
of the essence of patternmaking. For anyone developing their patternmaking
skills.

Draping for apparel Design 2nd Edition
This text combines step-by-step instructions illustrated
to present the principles and methods of draping.

Corsets Historical Patterns and Techniques
Patterns, techniques and history of over 20 historically
correct corsets, ranging from the 1750s to 1950, from
boned corsets, ribbon corsets and basques to the more
recent 1949 satin corsets.

**CLEARANCE ITEMS**

The following CLEARANCE Items can be found with this direct link @

Aluminum Stay
Aluminum Stay. Great for using as 1/2″ underbusk. This bone DOES have
memory.. it will retain a slight bend after being worn.
8″, 10.5″, 11″, 12″, 14″, 15″ lengths

**PRODUCT REVIEW**
My Ode to Halloween:

Simplicity Pattern- Woman’s Italian Renaissance Dress: Woman’s
Renaissance/ Princess style, multi-style dress with bodice pattern.
Includes headband pattern. Available in two different size ranges.

00 Grommet & Washer Antique Silver: Size 00 (3.16″ inside diameter).
These are two-part grommet and washers. Much better quality than the
single part “spurred grommets”. Must have some type of setter.

Grommet Setting Tool – Free Standing: A heavy duty free standing tool
for setting eyelets and grommets. Has a 6″ long reach and full
adjustment for perfect compression control. Includes setting and punch
dies for size 00 grommets. Accessory dies available for size 0
grommets, nailheads, and more.

Grommet setting Hand Machine/Osborne Hand Setting Machine: High
quality hand machine with reinforced frame and handle. Uses two part
dies. Bolts to table for added stability. Height: 22″ The appropriate
dies for setting 0 and 00 grommets are sold separately from the machine.

Continuous Spiral Steel Boning: 10 continuous yards so you can cut
your own exact length. Available in 1/2″ and 1/4″ widths.

Boning Tips: U-shaped tips to cover the 1/2″ and 1/4″ continuous boning.

Bone Casing: Cotton double sided tubular casing to enclose boning
Available in 3/4″ (for the 1/2″ boning) and 1/2″ (for the 1/4″
boning). The most ideal and easiest way to secure boning, very
resistant and sturdy.

That is quite a list, I figured that I would throw in everything that
I will be using. I know that I have both grommet setters on the list
but i enjoy using both, the Free Standing for punching and the Hand
Machine for setting. The original pattern might be altered depending
on fit but otherwise I won’t change anything. Simplicity patterns are
normally easy to read through and so far we have no problems. Just
make sure you picked the correct size and are cutting out the correct
pattern. I have chosen style B which only has four parts and nine
pattern pieces to it. Overall, this is very self explanatory and I
have had no set backs. We have gone over punch and setting grommets
along with the bone casing and boning. I have decided however to make
an under-bust corset to go along with this but the only difference in
it would be the casing Sewing it down leaving extra at the top and
bottom so it can be sewn into the bias and you are set just make sure
you don’t sew in too far and make sure your lines are straight because
you will be able to tell when you have finished. Cutting The spiral is
easy measure and snip, try to get it in one shot it makes things
easier. The tips are easiest if you have two sets of pliers. Place the
tip and and hold it at the base with the pliers then with the other
set crimp the top to make sure it is held down. It should not come off
very easy now if you pushed down hard enough, if not give it another
go. You are all set, I’ll do a re-post when I have finished completely
so I can also put up pictures on the site.

Thanks Everyone & Happy Corset Making!!!!!!

Corset Making Supplies
http://www.corsetmaking.com
supplies@…

Phone Number! 215-413-8259

and if you’re in Philly, visit the Delicious Boutique!

Philadelphia, PA

Directions at: www.DeliciousBoutique.com

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